Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Movie is over...wait, what?

Oh looky...credits...from like a real movie.
Okay…I get it, as if the angry emails and random texts/tweets wasn’t enough.

Yes we teased you.  (Sorry...about that.)

We showed you pretty pictures and told you interesting stories.  But the demands for a movie or blood is a little excessive don’t you think? 

And Yes….Steve I’m looking at you too.

So what’s been happening since last we chatted?

Well I could give you the short answer and say “post production or editing” but I don’t think that will suffice.  Victims of Circumstance has been developing from its pieces.  We have seen a couple of passes with all of the video put together and that’s pretty cool to see because you start to see the story coming together.  Meeting Devin, Caitlyn, Charlie, Carter, and Doc in the context of a film is awesome.  Of course I know how the movie ends, I know all of the plot twists and turns so I wasn’t surprised when I watched the film from beginning to end.  After this stage, the film gets its score or musical layer.  I have always been a sucker for music in movies.  A great score will keep you on the edge of your seat when you should be scared, or reassure you that everything is going to be okay when all seems lost.

If watching the assembled video is like watching a baby crawl... You can see where it is going and pretty much how it is going to get there.   Then watching the film with a score is like watching a ballet.  The story doesn't change; the video doesn't change, but so much more is communicated through and accented by the music.  Tone and pacing become much clearer, scenes blend together, emotional engagement goes up.  Before you know it, the credits are rolling and you find yourself wondering how an hour and a half just flew by.  That’s where we are at right now.  This week in fact, the producers are sitting down to watch (what is pretty much) a final cut of the movie with score.  The only thing that is missing is Foley work.  That’s “sound special effects”, for those of you who had to look it up.  

*You know, the breaking of celery standing in for the snapping of a neck.*

It’s at this point that I would like to thank everyone who has been involved or supported our project!

And many thanks to the talented musical artists who have lent their voices and skills to making the soundtrack rock!